Water Conservation in Severe Weather

Water Conservation in Severe Weather

Conserve water and protect your property

Meath County Council on behalf of Irish Water appeals to you to conserve water, particularly during severe weather conditions.

Some general guidelines

  • Do not leave taps running continuously.

  • Avoid running water continuously while washing dishes

  • Avoid the use of dishwashers and washing machines and only use when you have a full load.

  • Avoid the filling of baths; where possible have a short shower instead.

  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.

  • Where possible ensure any outside pipes are insulated and if not insulated at least covered

  • Be aware where your stoptap or water control unit is, in case you need to turn your water off

In very cold weather conditions:

  • For houses with their storage tanks in the attic, it may be useful to open the trap door to the attic to allow heat up there (only if safe to do so)

  • It can also be useful to allow heat to circulate to under-sink pipes where they run along an outside wall by leaving a cupboard door open (only if safe to do so)

  • Householders experiencing problems with frozen pipes are advised to contact their plumber.

For further information on conserving water please log on to www.taptips.ie

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